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Overview of Management Styles (04:14)

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Management is defined as a group of people who plan, organize, lead, and control. Management is about decision-making

Autocratic Management Style (02:17)

The autocratic management style is a hierarchical, authoritarian approach. Viewers learn the advantages and disadvantages of this style. Bill Gates is featured.

Persuasive Management Style (01:35)

A persuasive management style is a variation of the autocratic that tries to address some of its disadvantages. Managers explain their reasons for decisions. Viewers learn the advantages and disadvantages of this style.

Consultative Management Style (01:36)

A consultative management style involves two-way communication, with managers consulting with staff during the decision-making process. Viewers learn the advantages and disadvantages of this style.

Participative Management Style (01:40)

In a participative management style management and staff work together and share in the decision-making process. Viewers learn the advantages and disadvantages of this management style.

Laissez Faire Management Style (01:39)

The laissez faire management style is a completely de-centralized approach. Employees effectively control all workplace operations. Viewers learn the advantages and disadvantages of this management style.

Situational/Contingency Approach to Management (02:25)

A situational/contingency approach to management lets the manager use the style that is best suited to a particular situation.

Film Summary (01:29)

In this segment is a review of the following: overview of management styles, autocratic, persuasive, consultative, participative, laissez faire, and situational/contingency approaches to management.

Credits: Management Styles Explained (00:32)

Credits: Management Styles Explained

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Management Styles Explained


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A manager’s style essentially is the way he or she makes decisions, relates to subordinates, and lays out a vision for an organization. This program examines five widely recognized management styles, commonly identified as autocratic, persuasive, consultative, participative, and laissez-faire. Viewers learn about each style’s characteristics, advantages, drawbacks, and practical applications. The video also emphasizes that while a leader may prefer a particular style, different management approaches should be used depending on the culture of the business, the unique nature of the workforce, and the specifics of the work required. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. (17 minutes)

Length: 18 minutes

Item#: BVL44682

ISBN: 978-1-62102-203-9

Copyright date: ©2011

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